Tompolo’s Security Company; Tantita Reveals How Crude Thieves Mount CCTV Inside Bushes


…Transport Crude in Keke NAPEP, Trucks


Tantita Security Services Nigeria Limited, a pipeline security company owned by famous Niger Delta warlord, Government Ekpemupolo, popularly known as Tompolo, has made quite a lot of shocking revelations about how far crude oil thieves are ready to go in order to prosper their illegal enterprise.

L-R: MARAN President, Godfrey Bivbere, Captain Warredi Enisuoh, Executive Director of Operations and Technical of Tantita Security Services Nigeria Limited, former NAGAFF President, Chief Eugene Nweke, Chief Isaac Jolapamo, President of Nigerian Shipowners Association (NISA) Otunba Sola Adewunmi, President of MASPAN, Mr Emmanuel Maiguwa and NIMASA’s Assistant Director of Public Relations, Edward Osagie at MARAN Annual Lecture on Wednesday at Rockview Hotel, Apapa Lagos

Speaking at the maiden edition of the MARAN Annual Maritime Lecture (MAMAL 2023) organised by the Maritime Reporters Association of Nigeria (MARAN) last week Wednesday, the Executive Director of Operations and Technical of Tantita, Capt Waredi Enisuoh revealed that crude oil thieves in the Niger Delta region have mounted CCTV cameras in the bushes, in order to warn them ahead of invasion by security operatives.

Capt Waredi, a former Director at Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) disclosed that Tantita has arrested and impounded a lot of such facilities and cameras.

He also revealed how Nigerian crude are stored in Sacks and transported in Keke NAPEP and trucks in order to beat security operatives, and they are sold across neighbouring States.

Meanwhile he revealed the functions of Tantita Security Services Nigeria Limited to include protection of oil assets and maritime assets.

According to him, the staff strength of the company is 8,957,000 direct workers,
38,221,000 community youths and 21,981,000 intelligence agents.

While addressing the issue of Crude Oil Theft in the Nigeria, he said “Most of the oil is locally refined from the Niger Delta, a vessel can bring 10,000tons from Europe and take 60,000tons from Niger Delta and falsify the documents, claiming it is from Europe.

“The transportation of stolen oil is done via ships and trucks, they use the trucks to transport it to neighbouring Cameroon, Niger Republic, Chad and so on, Nigerian oil goes everywhere.

The biggest Nigerians are usually concerned about is ships coming to steal the oil, but it is not only the ships that steal the oil.

“These oil thieves bridge the pipeline and pass the oil through bottom of a canal and arrange it back. It flows into illegal refineries.
This is not only a Niger Delta thing, it happens everywhere there is oil in Nigeria, from Imo State, to Akwa Ibom, Ondo and the rest.

“They sack the crude, they put them in bags, carry them to the waterside for sale.
You will be surprised how smart these people are, you will be walking but you can never know that under the ground, tiny pipes have been laid away from the areas.

“The business is not discriminatory at all, even Keke Napep carry the crude.
The business is also gender friendly, you will find women and children inside the bush working and contributing their share to the oil theft.

“There are so many people involved, and that is why so many people are against us.
The trucks look very benign, you will not suspect anything wrong with them, but when you open the back of the trucks, you will see crude oils in bags.

“As we are apprehending them, they are also changing their game, there is an international ring sponsoring them.
The design of the trucks are altered, outwards it looks like a truck, but inside, it is a tank.

“If you go to the Niger Delta, at every kilometer, there is a road block, but how does these trucks get passed these road blocks?

“We have chased them from the fields, not they are targeting the wellheads, they connect very long hoses to these wellheads and fetch the crude.
The crude is transported under house foundations, and inside the house is where they fetch the oil directly into trucks and so on.
We have thousands of points like that.

“What they do is that first, they come to Lagos to collect all the right documentation to load oil. They will not take six number plates, get approval for one number, and they forge five with same number, all the trucks have same documentation with same number on all the trucks.

“They have CCTV Mounted inside the bush, this gives them advance warning that you are coming, so that they can prepare for your arrival.
We have recovered quite a lot of CCTV cameras inside the bush” Waredi stated

10 thoughts on “Tompolo’s Security Company; Tantita Reveals How Crude Thieves Mount CCTV Inside Bushes

  1. Nation of thieves from top to bottom. Disgrace of the black race. That is why whites don’t respect us. We steal everything from crude oil, electric cables, bridge guard rails etc to human beings

    1. You are right! We are wasted generation of black race. We have no respect for humanity save money! All our steps, beckons, education, resources and prayers are in vain since we worship money instead of God, and service to humanity!!

  2. This is so revealing. I guess the surveillance contract is worth the while. Thumbs up to Tompolo and his company.

  3. What governments have intentionally failed to do (installation of security gadgets eg cctv) over the years is what oil thieves did.

  4. We are crying for the government to put our Refineries in shape but saboteurs are planning the other way round. There is no way we can get working refineries without properly addressing the issue of the oil theifs. If the refineries are okay, will these theives not bring it down again?

  5. The government knows what to do , If they really want to do right they will. it starts by attending to Nigerians need, everything is not force-force. make Nigeria a working g nation, roads, electricity, security , cheap food, and many more, then watch the people reaction , from there you can fush out who is who. no every one is looking like a thief, every one is hungry and become a vandalize. if the government is ready to work let them not just go for western products , let them also follow thier pattern of government ( truth, sincerity , respect for human life, kill corruption, be responsible ) let them also have these to but from the westerners. instead they want to but more gun and bullet proof cars . making every wan thief’s and making people to fear . goverment that can not even give account of the people in Nigeria, things are happening without control. at the end of the day you protect your self In this good forsaking country . it a whole lot if we were to talk about it. see dont be deceived all the police force, and other forces want is money( what can I get into my pocket) . you will see western countries who have faced war distruction overtaking Nigeria eci only again that has never face war distruction. make we just rest . anything they want to do let them continually do. but one day it will set.

  6. Tantita security are doing a very good job, but their are bad eggs among them also. I am speaking from experience, while some of their operatives are very intelligent, and will conduct investigation to determine if you loaded good product from depot, some of them are money mongers, they will syphone your product and set fire on the empty truck, and go back to their office and claim money for a job not well done. In my own case, investigation was carried out and I was vindicated, but the team that arrested my truck was not happy, they kept on demanding money for logistics, but kudos to the investigation officer, a very intelligent guy who stood by the truth, and refused to manipulate the outcome of his investigation despite pressure from his compatriots. Also I must commend Tantita high ranking officers. They are doing things professionally, but they must watch some of their field officers.

  7. In this country, we allow thieves of all kinds get away with their numerous crimes. Imagine oil thieves ahead of their game over the nation. Just when will we start using technology the right way. CCTV surveillance live streaming system is imperative to have, if we want to start catching wrong doers.

  8. Report of suspected oil theft around Bonny Terminal in Bonny Terminal in Port Harcourt.
    QUATITY. 8,000 MT

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